The Environment Agency has issued sweeping flood warnings and alerts across Norfolk and Waveney. 

A total of 17 alerts have been issued including three red flood warnings.

The flood warnings are issued where "flooding is expected" with the agency advising people to "act now".

Dereham Times: The flooding at the North Norfolk village of South Creake The flooding at the North Norfolk village of South Creake (Image: Chris Bishop, Newsquest)

The three red warnings have been issued for the River Nar at Narborough, Marham, Wormegay and Saddle Bow, the River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe and the River Waveney from Diss to Bungay.

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The 14 flood alerts extend from the River Nar in west Norfolk to the River Tuds and Wensum from Fakenham to Costessey.

Dereham Times: The warnings span all across the regionThe warnings span all across the region (Image: The Environment Agency)

The widespread flooding comes after a period of sustained heavy rainfall caused by recent storms.

On Monday morning, there were 148 flood warnings in place across England, where flooding is expected, and 159 flood alerts.